Must-reads of the week

Tina Brown, Janet Mock, and Twitter

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and other miscellany) on the Internet, here are your can’t-miss must-reads of the past week:

Twitter, modified — Reports of Twitter’s death have been greatly exaggerated.

The Shep Smith story shows the failure of fact-checking — Mary Elizabeth Williams on “the media-on-media vortex of self-absorption.”

Politico Magazine’s media issue — The fall of Tina Brown and a profile of Hillary Clinton.

Louis C.K. Is America’s Undisputed King of ComedyGQ sits down with the popular comedian.

After 33 years, Washington’s last video store closes its doors — In its heyday, Potomac Video had 24 stores, and its flagship in the District’s Chevy Chase neighborhood brought in $1 million a year.

Janet Mock flips the script and interrogates a cis journalist on her womanhood — “The questions about your body: Why do we need to know that?”

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